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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cartoon series N° 1.
Motuecha is a blond Belgian ale that was brewed with the use of Motuecha hops from New Zealand. Low in alcohol, yet ery complex. Cartoon by Arne Frantzell.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Tap at Borefts ’13, 27/09/13. Lightly hazed pale golden with a thin white head. Nose carries a light hop presence, citrus, toasted malts, orange sherbet, grass. Taste comprises tarte apricot, light peaches, orange pith, light mango, sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. Drinkable Belgian affair.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2541) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2013
Draught. Light hazy golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of citrus, bread, banana, white pepper, grain, lemon peel and earth. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of citrus, bread and white pepper. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (11707) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle @ Craft, Islington. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, meidum sweet, hop, little grainy and a little bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle @ Craft Beer Co, Islington. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, grass, fruits and hops. Mild and boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Usko (171) - Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2013
Color between gold and amber. White head. Citric and hoppy nose. Same for the taste, with an alcoholic note. Since I know the potential of the Motuecha hop, I’ve got to say I’m a bit disappointed. Nevertheless, a good beer with a high drinkability.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (1435) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
Donkergele kleur met een aardige schuimkraag. Ruikt beetje zurig. Wat matte en waterige smaak.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1518) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Keg at Borefts Bier Festival 2013. Floral and soapy with a big head, not a bad beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (1543) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a yellow clear beer with a good white head. Very standar belgian boring ale. Average carbo, thin body and watery texture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Borefts 2013. Poured clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma of zesty hops. Medium body, flavour of citrus, residual bitterness.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
TEJA (1399) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
Draught at Monks Struise bar/ Whiskey paradise. Fine and fluffy off white head. Solid pale color. Tiny apple aroma and not much taste. Low bitterness and medium body.


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